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Behind California’s Dramatic Increase in Lifers Freed from Prisons

May 15, 2014 | 5:15 am

Behind California’s Dramatic Increase in Lifers Freed from Prisons

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An increasing percentage of murderers serving life sentences are being paroled.

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Federal Judges Give State Two More Years to Cut Prison Population

February 10, 2014 | 1:25 pm

Federal Judges Give State Two More Years to Cut Prison Population

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Three-judge panel finds state has made steps toward ‘durable’ solution to prison overcrowding.

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Governor Seeks Two More Years to Cut Prison Population

January 23, 2014 | 5:09 pm

Governor Seeks Two More Years to Cut Prison Population

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Facing a court-ordered April deadline, state says it needs more time to cut number of inmates.

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State Prisons Chief: ‘We Need More Time’ to Reduce Inmate Population

January 8, 2014 | 5:14 pm

State Prisons Chief: ‘We Need More Time’ to Reduce Inmate Population

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The state faces an April 18 deadline to reduce overcrowding in its 33 adult prisons.

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State Prison Overcrowding Deadline Extended One Month

October 21, 2013 | 4:29 pm

State Prison Overcrowding Deadline Extended One Month

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Judges say court-appointed mediator needs more time to reach agreement on how to reduce inmate crowding.

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Amid Riots, Prison Guards Concerned About Staff Reductions, More-Violent Inmates

September 26, 2012 | 11:08 am

Amid Riots, Prison Guards Concerned About Staff Reductions, More-Violent Inmates

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Last week riots sent 16 California prisoners to the hospital. Next week, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will send layoff notices to guards. Now prison guards are concerned that a “perfect storm” may be brewing linked to staff reductions and a higher ratio of violent inmates within the system. Officially, the California Department of […]

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More California Prison Photos From the Supreme Court Case on Overcrowding

May 25, 2011 | 1:15 pm

More California Prison Photos From the Supreme Court Case on Overcrowding

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The other day we ran a post that showed the photos the Supreme Court included in its decision ordering California to reduce its prison population by tens of thousands of inmates. Rosen, Bien & Galvan, a law firm involved in the case, has posted about 60 more images that it used during the trial. Click […]

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Supreme Court’s Prison Ruling: A Closer Look

May 23, 2011 | 9:08 am

Supreme Court’s Prison Ruling: A Closer Look

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Leafing through the 84 pages of decision and dissents from the U.S. Supreme Court today, the first sign you’re in unusual territory is the pictures. The majority opinion from Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy includes three images depicting conditions in California’s prisons. Two show generic scenes of overcrowding in a system that in 2006 was packed […]

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